Christmas has come early for Queensland motorists, with the rollout of the State Government’s much-anticipated two year fuel price monitoring trial.
Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced today that drivers will now be able to compare petrol prices across the state by simply using an app on their mobile phone.
The new monitoring software gives motorists the ability to shop around to see which servo is offering the cheapest petrol.
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“From midday today, servos must supply up-to-date fuel prices via an online portal to be collated and provided to app operators like MotorMouth, GasBuddy, and newcomers like the RACQ,” Minister Lynham said.
“Over the next couple of weeks as the apps start using the data, motorists will see more servos with more up-to-date prices appearing on the apps and websites they regularly use.
“This is going to mean potential savings for motivated motorists prepared to shop around.”
Under the two-year trial, retailers will have to report fuel prices within 30 minutes of them changing at the bowser, or face fines of up to $13,000 for not complying.